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The effect of tai chi on risk factors for falls in postmenopausal women with osteopaenia


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of tai chi exercise on posturography, gait, physical function and quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteopaenia: a randomized clinical study

Clin Rehabil. 2010 Dec;24(12):1080-90

Contributing Authors: MC1 Chyu CR James SF Sawyer JM Brismée KT Xu G Poklikuha DM Dunn CL Shen

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Synopsis

61 postmenopausal women, >65 years of age, diagnosed with osteopenia were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 intervention groups, a tai chi group or a control with no intervention, to determine if tai chi reduced the risk factors for falls in postmenopausal women with osteopenia. The results of the study indicated that following 24 weeks of intervention, subjects in the tai chi group experienced a sign...

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